February's frenetic football schedule in Europe features heavyweight clashes involving some of the continent's heavyweight clubs.
It's time for the big boys to stand up and be counted.
🗓 Football in February
February's opening weekend already offers up a few crackers. Leicester City looks safe and secure in third place in the Premier League but they can ill-afford a slip-up against Chelsea, the side breathing down their necks. On the other side of that coin, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard must sort out his side's erratic form with Man United and Wolves in hot pursuit of fourth. Tottenham is another side chasing the Champions League places and they face champions Man City on a Sunday that rounds out another intriguing Premier League weekend.
With Atlético Madrid out of sorts, Real will be smelling blood at the Bernabéu. Including a 0-0 draw in the Spanish Supercopa final (which they lost to Real on penalties), Atletico as only scored once in their last four matches across all competitions. With Diego Costa and João Félix out injured, their problems in front of goal aren't easing.
9 February could be a decisive day in the Bundesliga title race when the current top two meet in Munich and it's also a massive day in Milan, with Inter hosting archrivals AC at their shared home, the San Siro. With Christian Eriksen signed to supply chances for outstanding strike duo Lautaro Martínez and Romelu Lukaku, Inter could mean business in 2020.
Pep Guardiola's quest to win the Champions League with Man City faces an almighty test at the round of 16 stage against the might of Real Madrid. City's February schedule is a daunting one but that's what you get when you want to dine at the top table of European football. Real Madrid vs Man City is the outstanding blockbuster tie in the Champions League round of 16. Fascinatingly, it will be the first-ever meeting of Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola as managers.
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